The 13th Annual House of PainT Festival of Arts and Culture brought together the four pillars of hip hop on Aug. 25-28, 2016 with writers covering concrete walls while DJs and MCs fill the air with beats & rhymes and bboys, bgirls and their crews throwing down.

Concession stands selling art, clothes and crafts by local artists, a community BBQ serving summer foods, a kids corner (Seeds Tent) and workshops teaching mural painting, breaking, DJing and the history of hip hop and urban life in Canada and the world.

The event started in 2003 as a celebration of the creation of Ottawa’s first Free Zone for Legal Art. Since then it’s become a yearly event under Dunbar Bridge, bringing Ottawa’s grassroots hip hop community together for the dopest old school block party!